Press Release

For Immediate Release
Sep 29, 2011
Contact : Tom Paolella, Public Relations Manager  

Riverview Medical Center and Bayshore Community Hospital Earn "Top Performer on Key Quality Measures" Recognition From The Joint Commission

Recognition acknowledges consistent focus on quality in patient care  

Red Bank, NJ - Riverview Medical Center and Bayshore Community Hospital, both part of Meridian Health, were recently named two of the nation's top performers on key quality measures and two of only 12 hospitals in the state of New Jersey by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.  

Riverview and Bayshore were recognized by The Joint Commission based on data reported about evidence-based clinical processes shown to improve care for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, and children's asthma. Riverview and Bayshore are two of only 405 U.S. hospitals and critical access hospitals earning the distinction of top performer on key quality measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. Inclusion on the list is based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the previous calendar year.   

Both Riverview and Bayshore are focused on positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes, and are committed to improving the health and well-being of the residents in the surrounding communities by providing quality, patient-centered health care services.  

"Today, the public expects transparency in the reporting of performance at the hospitals where they receive care, and The Joint Commission is shining a light on the top performing hospitals, such as Riverview Medical Center and Bayshore Community Hospital that have achieved excellence on a number of vital measures of quality care," says Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president, The Joint Commission.   

To be recognized as a top performer on key quality measures an organization must meet two 95 percent performance thresholds. First they must achieve a composite performance of 95 percent or above after the results of all the accountability measures for which they report data to the Joint Commission were factored into a single score, including measures that had less than 30 eligible cases or patients. Second, they must meet or exceed a 95 percent performance target for every single accountability measure for which they report data, excluding any measures with less than 30 eligible cases or patients.   

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